Thursday, March 11, 2010

Maybe we need some work on /i/ and /e/. . .

Yesterday I had a group of 1st graders. We have a part in their lesson to practice spelling with sounds we've learned, so sometimes we make a game of it on the white board. They love this! I had two students at the board racing to see who can spell the word correctly first and the loser picks who goes next. Here's a small part of our game -
Me: OK guys, your word is "tent"
Spacey Boy swiftly wrote "tit" and was so proud for finishing first!
Challenger got it right (thank goodness) and I quickly made sure no one was peering in the window to see what I was teaching!

Usually I have them sound out incorrectly spelled words so they can hear the difference, but I hurriedly moved along!


Sarah said...

Umm... yeah. I think you made the right call :)

Cheeseboy said...

1st Grade teacher in Utah here. Great blog.

Individual white boards are the best things ever invented for First Grade teachers. Love how you are using them.

The only invention that has been better for me as a first grade teacher is hand sanitizer.

THE Disneyalnd Mom said...

Just stumbled upon your blog this morning. I'm a reading intervention teacher in California. I love my job and wish I was in a state like Texas where we could be treated with the same respect you guys get. (I'm HOURLY, no contract, no health care, etc.) In spite of the lack of benefits, I love my job and I've been doing it for five years. I plan on stopping by your blog often!!! I love this post and have experienced similar stuff with my students. Sometimes I think those little moments get us through the tougher, frustrating times. It's nice to get a giggle every once in a while. Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!

Iva said...

LOL!!! you must have so many funny stories ;)